Aliases for DOCK4 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DOCK4 Gene
This gene is a member of the dedicator of cytokinesis (DOCK) family and encodes a protein with a DHR-1 (CZH-1) domain, a DHR-2 (CZH-2) domain and an SH3 domain. This membrane-associated, cytoplasmic protein functions as a guanine nucleotide exchange factor and is involved in regulation of adherens junctions between cells. Mutations in this gene have been associated with ovarian, prostate, glioma, and colorectal cancers. Alternatively spliced variants which encode different protein isoforms have been described, but only one has been fully characterized. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DOCK4 Gene
DOCK4 (Dedicator Of Cytokinesis 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DOCK4 include Deafness, Autosomal Dominant 2A and Usher Syndrome, Type Ic. Among its related pathways are Response to elevated platelet cytosolic Ca2+ and Ras signaling pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTPase activator activity and guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is DOCK3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DOCK4 Gene
Involved in regulation of adherens junction between cells. Plays a role in cell migration. Functions as a guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF), which activates Rap1 small GTPase by exchanging bound GDP for free GTP.